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CCTV footage show CISF personnel vandalising airport property

Clash between CISF and AAI staff

Kozhikode: In a breach of security, a group of CISF personnel, apparently agitated over the death of a colleague in the violence at the Karipur airport here last night, went on the rampage and destroyed airport property.

CCTV visuals of the violence unleashed were aired today by television channels, which showed a group of 10 to 15 CISF personnel, both in uniform and in plainclothes, smashing window panes stones and batons.

They pulled down an expensive painting from the wall, broke lights and window panes, creating mayhem after the news of the death of jawan Jaipal Yadav spread.

In the unprecedented violence at the Karipur airport near here, a CISF jawan was killed and three others were injured when a service revolver went off during a clash between CISF personnel and Fire force officers of AAI.

CISF jawan shot deadThe footage showed a man, claimed to be a CISF official in mufti, directing his men to destroy the property around, while another in uniform was seen smashing a windown pane by stamping it with his boot and baton.

Taking a serious view of the incident, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said the CCTV footage was being examined and after that action will be taken.

Since last night, a special squad of Kerala police is camping at the airport, where the situation is now under control, he said.

Karipur airport was closed for over six hours since last night and became operational this morning.

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